The first table below looks at the demand for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 188 192 168
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 17 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.54% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 40
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£444 £441 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -18.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Stress Testing
London

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 25 (45.45%) Banking
3 15 (27.27%) SQL
4 14 (25.45%) Derivative
5 12 (21.82%) Load Testing
6 11 (20.00%) ISEB
6 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 11 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (20.00%) Fixed Income
7 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
7 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
7 9 (16.36%) HP
7 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
8 8 (14.55%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (14.55%) Java
8 8 (14.55%) Social Network
8 8 (14.55%) Equities
8 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
9 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.73%) Project Management
9 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Credit Risk
9 7 (12.73%) Market Risk
10 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
10 6 (10.91%) Analytics
10 6 (10.91%) Oracle
10 6 (10.91%) JMeter

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.82%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) LoadRunner
2 8 (14.55%) Rational Performance Tester
3 6 (10.91%) JMeter
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
4 4 (7.27%) Maven
5 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.64%) Selenium
7 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.82%) Subversion
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) WATIR
7 1 (1.82%) Sahi
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 25 (45.45%) Banking
3 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Front Office
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Business Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Tester
4 11 (20.00%) Performance Tester
5 7 (12.73%) Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Business Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Business Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Market Risk Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Market Risk Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) J2EE
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) JRules
4 1 (1.82%) Spring
4 1 (1.82%) Java EE
4 1 (1.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.82%) WF
4 1 (1.82%) Mustache
4 1 (1.82%) Sass
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Derivative
2 11 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 11 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.55%) Social Network
3 8 (14.55%) Equities
4 7 (12.73%) Credit Risk
4 7 (12.73%) Market Risk
5 5 (9.09%) Reference Data
6 3 (5.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.82%) Open Source
7 1 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.82%) Economics
7 1 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Load Testing
2 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Business Analysis
3 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
4 7 (12.73%) Project Management
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.45%) Workflow
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
9 2 (3.64%) Data Management
9 2 (3.64%) Validation
9 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) VBA
3 5 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) C#
4 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Groovy
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.64%) C
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) ISEB
1 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) MBA
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ACCA
4 1 (1.82%) CIMA
4 1 (1.82%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) Basel III
3 1 (1.82%) P3O
3 1 (1.82%) EMIR
3 1 (1.82%) CRD IV
3 1 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) OpenView
1 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) HP
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Sybase
4 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Murex
4 1 (1.82%) Calypso
4 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
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